Maintenance Hazards TBT 27

Workers doing maintenance on machinery and equipment are at risk of being struck by machine and or equipment parts and misused tools. Injuries can range from minor cuts and lacerations to serious fractures; puncture wounds, amputations, and fatalities. 

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Take these precautions when performing maintenance:

  • Lock out equipment and machinery to render it inoperable during maintenance and repair.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment; i.e. safety goggles, hard hat etc.
  • Block and prevent the movement of all equipment being repaired.
  • Never tamper with machine guards.
  • Always replace guards after making repairs or adjustments to equipment.
  • Be sure potential energy is rendered harmless.
  • When moving equipment use proper lifting techniques

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